Herbal beauty care
Medicinal plants have been used for thousands of years, throughout human history.
In traditional medicine, they have been used worldwide to treat various ailments. Ancient healers in India and China believe that disease develops when the balance in our body is upset.
It is no different with skin problems, when the balance is upset (due to a lot of stress and/or hormonal changes) it will show on the skin. Herbs help to restore balance - by containing a wide range of different active ingredients, they combine the power of these effects.
The most important herbs in beauty care:
- Tea tree (oil): with over 100 different active ingredients, it is a powerful anti-bacterial, helps reduce inflammation and prevents sebum production - one of the best choices for treating acne and ance-prone skin.
- Baratheca: hormonal (reducing estrogen levels and increasing progesterone levels) helps women combat pre-menstrual belmishes. It can also help acne-prone skine due to estrogen dominance and high testosterone levels.
- Turmenic, garlic: helps fight skin infections with its antibacterial properties.
- Arnica: should not be used as it can be harmful in small doses, but is safe externally. A common ingredient in creams, it is a powerful anti-inflammatory and protects against many skin conditions.
- Medical carnation (or chamomile): a powerful anti-inflammatory, it also protects against inflammatory skin conditions and acne.
- Gotu Kola: stimulates collagen production, which tightens the skin, and has anti-inflammatory effects.
- The oils of thyme rosemary, lavender and cedarwood, when used together, have been effective in reducing hair loss.
- Aloe and turmenic: also a powerful anti-inflammatory to help heal wounds, improve psoriasis and acne-prone skin.
- Honey: a truly nutrient-dense food (rich in vitamins, minerals, sugars and antioxidants), it is also very commonly used as a skin spread, nourishing the skin, helping to revitalise cells and stimulating wound healing when applied to wounds - manuka honey from the Maori tribe of New Zealand is particularly effective, with strong antibacterial properties.
- Grape seed: a particularly powerful antioxidant and anti-ageing agent, perfect for wrinkles.
Herbal creams can also have side effects, and there are certain active ingredients that can cause more significant side effects in higher doses (such as arnica), so don't deviate from the instructions on the box.
In addition, extracts of most of the herbs listed above can be used internally and further enhance the effects of the creams. There are many herbal extracts available in our range, please feel free to browse.